General Assembly Denver hosted an intimate women-in-tech breakfast panel today. The best tip from this morning was to
“allow yourself to be vulnerable”
It will open you up, humanize the situation you are in, help you interact with others, and create a much richer experience.
I cannot agree more. In a way, this past year forced me to be more vulnerable. Not only did we move our family from Africa back to the States with only a few weeks’ notice to a city I never lived in with no real support system in place, I also decided to make a drastic career change at the same time. The only way I was able to do this successfully was to allow myself to be vulnerable at the times when I was the most scared to do so.
At the end – or maybe this is just the beginning – I felt the world open up to me.